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Perspective: ‘I’-thinking
Apr26

Perspective: ‘I’-thinking

Few sins wage war in the church like selfishness. Selfishness is an ugly word. Most parents, saved or unsaved, seek to teach their children from the earliest possible moment that they should not be selfish. “You must learn to share with others” is a parent’s mantra and a good one at that! Have you noticed that the center letter of the little word “sin” is “I”? Adam and Eve sinned in the garden because of self-centered, self-absorbed...

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Perspective: The loss of focus
Mar15

Perspective: The loss of focus

I grew up in the age of revivals and evangelistic meetings. My life was deeply touched by those periods when the church refocused on cleansing and “getting right with God” for believers, and on repentance and faith for unbelievers. Those periods were times of refreshing from the Lord. Let me point out that the most important word I previously stated is “refocused.” The church broke from regular routines in order to set hearts and...

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OBU’s Mallory breaks records with humble spirit
Dec09

OBU’s Mallory breaks records with humble spirit

SHAWNEE—Isaiah Mallory is a 5’9, 170 pound sophomore from Aledo, Texas who has begun to make record breaking a habit. In his second season on the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Football team, Mallory is the first to be named First-Team All-Great American Conference (GAC) on top of breaking the school record for single season rushing. Mallory is only the second OBU player to break the 1,000-yard rushing mark, despite missing a game...

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Messenger Insight 251 – The Game of Your Life
Apr07

Messenger Insight 251 – The Game of Your Life

Author and ministry leader John Strappazon talks about his new sports-themed devotional book. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/www.baptistmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Messenger-Insight-251-John-Strappazon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher |...

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SEC equips, inspires
Feb05

SEC equips, inspires

DEL CITY—More than 2,000 people flocked to Del City, First Southern, Jan. 25-26, to hear inspiring messages from energized preachers about how to be bolder witnesses for Jesus Christ at the 2016 State Evangelism Conference (SEC). Focusing on the theme, “Unashamed,” the SEC featured atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, and a New York Times best-selling author of more than...

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Pastors urged to ‘Stay on the wall’
Nov19

Pastors urged to ‘Stay on the wall’

Pastors and others in the ministry were encouraged by the determined effort of Nehemiah to finish his work in rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem during the annual Pastors’ Conference prior to the 109th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Meeting Mon., Nov. 9 at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, attendees heard from an impressive lineup of nationally-known and in-state pastors, who exhorted them to keep...

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